Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
Correlation of thyroid dysfunction with serum creatinine
Author(s): Shahnaz Attaullah, Bibi Safia Haq, Zahoor Ahmed
Abstract: To study and determine the link of different degrees of thyroid dysfunction and kidney function in general population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa attending Institute of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine (IRNUM) Peshawar KPK, Pakistan. Kidney failure and electrolyte imbalance are often associated with hypothyroidism whereas, in hyperthyroidism apparently Serum Creatinine level increases. Serum Creatinine was measured colorimetrically using Elitech diagnostic kit on Microlab 200 at Pakistan Medical Research Council (PMRC), Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan. Coefficient of correlation (r) was calculated using SPSS version 16.00 as a soft ware statistical package. We found no positive correlation between thyroid function tests and Creatinine in patients suffering from hyperthyroidism. However there was a positive relationship between thyroid stimulating hormone and tri-iodothyronine with serum Creatinine. Tetra-iodothyronine showed a negative correlation for hypothyroids.